NU-Q alumni reunite at reception in new university building
NU-Q alumni were welcomed back to their alma mater at a reception held in the university’s new building Education City. Dean Everette Dennis welcomed the group back to NU-Q, noting that over the years he had been promising students and parents that the building would be opening shortly.
“It has taken a bit longer than I had anticipated,” Dennis said, “but it gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to a place of your own.”
Dennis also noted that one of the first receptions hosted by the university was deliberately scheduled for the alumni. “Settling into a new building takes a lot of work – and it doesn’t happen overnight,” Dennis said. “While we still have work yet to complete, I wanted to invite all of our alums into the building and to welcome then back to what is now their new home as well.”
NU-Q staff provided tours of the new building for the visiting alumni. Abir Bouguerra, co-founder and CEO of Vectorize, a 3D printing startup pointed to the advanced technology that the new building offers. “It’s amazing to see professional, cutting-edge equipment on campus,” she said.
NU-Q has graduated five classes and has around 120 alumni working as communication professionals in government, business, and media companies around the world. In addition, more than one-third of its graduates have attended graduate school at leading institutions around the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Northwestern, Cornell and the London School of Economics.